In a step towards curbing the bad consequences of ragging, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) today said it has allocated Rs. five crore to University Grants Commission (UGC) for wider and more effective campaign to fight against ragging.
As the new academic session in most of the colleges is all set to begin, UGC and MHRD have geared up to fight against ragging which had many worse cases that claimed many innocent lives. To combat with this issue UGC has planned to organize many nationwide competitions like a competition for students, teachers and general public for wide publicity and promotion of anti-ragging measures, including poster, logo and icon designing, slogan and essay competition. These will help in spreading awareness among the concerned age groups and will curb this. MHRD minister, Prakash Javadekar wrote 390 cases of ragging, including death or maiming of students, were reported in different colleges of the country during the last year, including in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh which have reported higher number of cases. UGC has sent letters dated 28 July 2015 and February 10, 2016, to the chief secretaries and the education secretaries of the states concerned where the ragging cases reported are high. Now these new measures and recent update of the anti-ragging law will definitely reduce the cases of ragging exponentially.
"The UGC has spent an amount of Rs. 4.78 crore on various activities, including preparing and broadcasting of TVCs on anti-ragging by Doordarshan, making of films by NFDC, coverage through FM radio and printing and mailing of posters by DAVP and broadcasting on All India Radio by Prasar Bharati," the ministry said in a statement.
This step will help prevent the menace of ragging. For more such news across the nation, don't forget to take a halt at Brainbuxa for more.